I do not know if this is the right section. But please help me. I have an Acer laptop which ws running windows XP and 7 RC, fine until few weeks ago. Xp started to crash and windows 7 would only boot in safe mode. I have checked RAM and HDD with various softwaes. I have formatted the windows XP and 7 partitions and restored to original factory settings with acer supplied CDs. I tried Vista as well. It will only boot in work in safe mode. It does boot in normal mode both in XP and Vista but hangs very quickly but never hangs in safe mode, can run for hous and hours. Now I have XP safe mode running I have falshed the IOS to a higher version (from Acer website).
I also installed UBUNTU but that wont boot at all would go to some screen and stops at most it has shown some Ubuntu boot icon as its boots, but never went furher then that.
Please give me suggestions how I can sort it out. I can format the whold drive but would loose the recovery partition. Any ideas guys.....